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A major focal point is interdisciplinary research and teaching in two main areas: moral, social & political philosophy, and philosophy of mind, language, and knowledge. The Department has strong ties to the Centre on Values and Ethics and the Institute for Cognitive Science. Several members are also active researchers in history of philosophy. Learn more.
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Jerry Tsui and Eli Shupe are both master’s students studying Philosophy at Carleton University. They explain why they chose this program, including how the skills they are attained are transferable to other things. ... more
The most recent number of the prestigious epistemology journal, Episteme, has papers by two graduates of Carleton’s MA programme in philosophy, Tim Kenyon (1993; now at University of Waterloo) and Kirk Michaelian (2003; now at Bilkent U). It is not often that two graduates of our programme publish in the same number of a journal. ... more
Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 Contract Instructor positions in the Department of Philosophy Carleton University The appointment of all Contract Instructors at Carleton University is subject to the provisions of Articles 15 – 18 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement. It can be located on the union website at www.4600.cupe.ca. Expressions of interest ... more
Current MA students Eli and Jerry talk about why they chose Carleton’s MA program in Philosophy: . http://youtu.be/a-b_F212mJA... more
Congratulations to our M.A. students for continuing to distinguish themselves at the national level. Eli Shupe and Nathan Cockram have both had papers accepted at this year’s Canadian Philosophical Association Congress in Victoria. Eli will be presenting “An Empirical Argument for Antirealism about Selves” and (with Mark Fortney) “Working Towards a Definition of Gradability.” Nathan ... more